Free music software round-up: Week 119

Looking for new free instruments and effects Step this way
Looking for new free instruments and effects? Step this way.

If you're looking for a quick hit of new free music software, check out the entries in this year's KVR Developer Challenge. You'll find another plug-in that just missed the entry deadline for this contest below, plus another four instruments and effects.

If you've got a new free music software release, make sure you let us know about it by emailing with all the details.



Solcito Musica BabyTron

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Just missing the deadline for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012, this analogue-style and phase distortion virtual synth is a cutdown version of Solcito Musica's SuperTron. It gives you just one oscillator, one envelope and one filter to work with, and the interface hides knobs that aren't currently needed.

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Extent of the jam digits 1.3

Extent of the Jam Digits 1.3

Platform/format: PC, Mac/VST Download

A significant update to this phase distortion synth that adds a full editor GUI and has much lower CPU usage. The synth was inspired by Casio's CZ series and can produce pads, glitchy sounds, basses, sweeps, leads and more. A Linux version is now available, too.

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CWI technology tx16wx 2.0

CWI Technology TX16Wx 2.0

Platform/format: PC, Mac/VST Download

We told you about the first version of this free sampler in 2011; version 2.0 adds a raft of new features including a redesigned and resizable interface, unlimited undo/redo, a built-in file browser, a drag-n-drop workflow, automatic keyboard mapping of recorded samples and more.

Yuroun sound design ysd delay

Yuroun sound design ysd-delay

Yuroun Sound Design YSD-dELAY

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

A tempo-synced stereo delay plug-in that sports two state-variable filters (one for each channel), two LFOs, a waveshaper and 3-band EQ. 30 presets are included to get you started.

Jamie B audio delay

Jamie.B audio delay

Jamie.B Audio Delay

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

It's pretty simple, but this delay plug-in looks like it's designed just to do a job with the minimum of fuss. There are Delay, Decay, Pre-Gain and Post-Gain sliders, and the results you can get from it are said to be "smooth and elegant".